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Ship of Heroes bumps beta to spring, reveals City of Heroes- and SWTOR-inspired base building system

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Well, you probably noticed that our indie MMO of 2021, Ship of Heroes, did not make it to its December beta as planned, seeing...

SpatialOS developer Improbable’s polling says 90% of gamers think the metaverse will form in ten years

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The joke is that 80% of poll stats are just made up numbers. That could certainly be applied to data released by SpatialOS developer...

Fractured’s character creation is going to make tabletop roleplayers feel right at home

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Ever since Gamigo's announcement that it had secured publishing rights to Kickstarted MMORPG Fractured - now called Fractured Online - developer Dynamight Studios has...

Massively Overthinking: Do cross-IP collabs and promos in MMOs bother you?

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Transmedia synergy. Let's just lead with that. We have a long tradition around here of teasing MMOs for jamming in these weird promotions with...

Global Chat: Moar MMO rogue servers, please!

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In the MMO genre, we've been blessed with many great rogue server projects -- but there's always room for more, right? MMO Fallout's Connor...

Dual Universe outlines the Panacea update’s planned Lua API changes

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Players of Dual Universe who like to get fiddly with the Lua API code of the spaceship sandbox likely perked their ears when the...

Book of Travels shares some thoughts on in-development permadeath mechanics

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We've seen the matter of permadeath in Book of Travels raised a few times in our very own comments section, and even though permadeath...

Fractured Online shares a preview of every combat school in the sandbox

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Fractured Online is continuing to roll out its re-introductory series of dev blogs that showcase the sandbox MMORPG's feature set, with the latest one...

Global Chat: Does Doctor Who have a place in EVE Online?

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As we crack open another edition of Global Chat, The Ancient Gaming Noob tackled the utter weirdness that is a cross-media promotion between EVE...

Massively Overthinking: The biggest 2021 MMO trainwrecks (almost) nobody noticed

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Believe it or not, we're finally almost done with our entire lineup of turn-of-the-calendar-year content and recaps and tallies. It's exhausting! But I have...

Star Trek Online talks up its incoming anniversary event and general update plans in Q&A livestream

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Yesterday saw Star Trek Online put out its first Q&A broadcast of 2022, and while answers included the expected cornucopia of topics, there were...

Dual Universe is bringing voxel shape customization and shipwrecks in the Panacea update

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The close of last year saw Dual Universe mention that details of the voxelbox's next update would be shared in January. True to its...

Battle Bards Episode 208: Valheim

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Mighty Vikings and meek bards come together to sing the praises of the soundtrack to 2021’s smash hit Valheim! Syl does her best to...

New World begins testing new gearscore-boosting shards and expedition ‘mutations’

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As of last night, Amazon has opened up the New World public test realm for players to test... and scope out the changes coming...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2022

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For our first official Massively Overthinking of 2022, we're following tradition: We're talking all about our hopes and fears for the genre in the...

BioWare boss talks up SWTOR’s Legacy of the Sith, new remote hiring policy

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BioWare did not have the best 2021. It lost Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah at the end of 2020, followed by Jonathan Warner in...

Global Chat: How do you deal with FOMO in MMOs?

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FOMO -- or the fear of missing out -- is quite prevalent in the MMO gaming community. It's hard to resist that siren's song...

Massively Overthinking: Our 2022 MMO resolutions

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Even if you're the kind of person who is deeply opposed to the idea of resolutions - or your typical resolution fizzles out by...

Massively on the Go: How to fix Pokemon Go’s longstanding player safety failures

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This article is part four of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go actually nerfed its own support rather than help players

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This article is part three of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

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